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Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District board on Monday  approved a 5.5 percent rate increase, which will raise the average customer’s bill by $29 a year. The change is slightly smaller than the 5.8 percent increase ratepayers saw last year.

MSD is about halfway through a 19-year consent decree with the federal government to overhaul the city’s sewer systems and decrease the frequency of sewer overflows.

The new rate goes into effect on Friday.

Erica Peterson reports on energy and the environment for WFPL. She is also Enterprise Editor.